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20 Kidnap Victims in Katsina Sold Into Slavery In Burkina Faso

20 Kidnap Victims in Katsina Sold Into Slavery In Burkina Faso

Not fewer than 20 kidnap victims in Katsina State were reportedly sold into slavery in Burkina Faso. The information available to our correspondent revealed that the victims were allegedly kidnapped in Kankara local government area of the state and sold to a woman in Cotonou who in turn sold them to another slave merchant in […]

At Least 7 Pupils Dead In Classroom Collapse Disaster In Nairobi

At Least 7 Pupils Dead In Classroom Collapse Disaster In Nairobi

At least seven pupils were confirmed dead after a class collapsed at Precious Talent Top school in Kawangware, in Nairobi on Monday morning. Six died at a local Catholic dispensary where they had been rushed for treatment, while the seventh body was pulled out of the rubble. “I am from the Catholic hospital where six […]

AW Gist : The Change Agents (Let Children Be Children)

AW Gist : The Change Agents (Let Children Be Children)

This is about picturing the realities in our society. Just before you begin : This is a discussion between three social agents, three women involved in different social innovations who’ve been brought together to discuss the different issues they’ve solved, the different stories they’ve heard and how we all can become good influencers, good change […]

‘Financial Predicament Cause of Maternal Mortality’

‘Financial Predicament Cause of Maternal Mortality’

The Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BSPHCDA) has cited financial predicament as one of the major causes of maternal mortality in the country, as many pregnant women do not go to hospitals due to lack of money to access health services. The Executive Secretary, BSPHCDA, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, represented by a Director in […]

Human Rights Watch Accuses Nigeria Of Abusing Children’s Rights

Human Rights Watch Accuses Nigeria Of Abusing Children’s Rights

The NGO’s latest report says the Nigerian military continues to detain thousands of children in “inhuman conditions.” Allegedly, the minors collaborated with Boko Haram. The report called “‘They Didn’t Know if I Was Alive or Dead”: Military Detention of Children for Suspected Boko Haram Involvement in Northeast Nigeria,” says many children are “held without charge […]

Poverty Worsens The Plastics Crisis In The Philippines

Poverty Worsens The Plastics Crisis In The Philippines

Plastic sachets of goods give some of the poorest people in Asia access to everyday essentials in affordable small portions – but its fuelling a pollution crisis Armed with gloves, rubber boots and a rake, “Mangrove Warrior” Willer Gualva, 68, comes to Freedom Island in the Philippines almost every day to stop it being engulfed […]

Homeless Children In England Living In Shipping Containers

Homeless Children In England Living In Shipping Containers

Children in England are sleeping in converted shipping containers and rooming houses, environments that are often dangerous and far from their schools, a report by the Children’s Commissioner for England found on Wednesday. Homelessness has been increasing in England for nearly a decade amid rising private rents, a freeze on welfare benefits and a shortage of social […]

Zimbabwe Records Severe Malaria Cases

Zimbabwe Records Severe Malaria Cases

GOVERNMENT has raised concerns over the increase in malaria-related illnesses in Manicaland this year, with 66 people reported to have died this year. Provincial Medical Director Dr Patron Mafaune last week said the province had recorded 77 711 cases of malaria since January. “Malaria is a serious challenge we are facing in Manicaland and this […]

WFP, Yemen’s Houthis Agree Deal To Lift Partial Aid Suspension

WFP, Yemen’s Houthis Agree Deal To Lift Partial Aid Suspension

The warring parties in Yemen’s conflict have both used access to aid and food as a political tool, exacerbating what the United Nations has called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis The World Food Programme (WFP) and Yemen’s Houthi movement, which controls the capital Sanaa, have said they had reached a deal that could lift the […]

Children Are Causalities Of War In Saudi Arabia, Israel – UN

Children Are Causalities Of War In Saudi Arabia, Israel – UN

The Children in Armed Conflict report has long been controversial with diplomats saying Saudi Arabia and Israel both exerted pressure in recent years in a bid to stay off the list A Saudi Arabia-led military coalition fighting in Yemen killed or injured 729 children during 2018, accounting for nearly half the total child casualties, United […]

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